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Background


Kit Mikaye is said to be the rock where Mikaye (which means, literally, "the first wife"), the mother of the Luo tribe, sheltered herself after a long journey down the Nile.
 

Getting There


located off Kisumu Bondo Road towards Bondo
 

Key Attractions


The Kit Mikaye rock in SemeThere are many spectacular rock formations which abound with myths and mythologies in the western tourist circuit. The massive columns of Kit Mikaye in Seme are towers of boulders piled together into gravity defying columns. The stones have been a source of solace for the Luo people for a long time.

They believe that if any man with a problem visits the stones, his problems will be solved and his wishes answered, so long as elders sacrifice a goat at the site. In the past, only men were allowed near the rocks, but visitors are these days welcome.

The site is managed by the Kit Mikaye Rock Development Group which plans to construct a banda where visitors can get refreshments and accommodation. Religious groups visit the rocks hoping that their prayers will be answered.

 

History


According to legend, this was once the homestead of a powerful man who used to abuse and mistreat his first wife. The woman returned to haunt him after her death, eventually turning him and his property into stones. It is said the woman went up the rock where she has been weeping ever since.
 

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